Who knew that ET was prophetic?
That the movie they all call iconic
Turns out to be also ironic
A cute ET yearning for home by telephonics
Fast forward 40 years up to this day
Hipsters own a ‘smartphone’ in order to play
Games, to GPS themselves and to pay
For everything under the sun… oy vay!
Seems the phones are so smart
And the hipsters, they aren’t
Appears thousands in NYC living in aparts
Must use their phones to unlock their ‘smart’ lock parts
Sounds oh so convenient these things!
That ‘smart’ phone attached to your limb
The better to access the Internet-of-things
Til the IOT is down and can’t acknowledge its rings!
This did happen* and tenants had no key
Some were locked out, some in, however it be
So they sued to get their keys back immediately
And there’s a moral there somewhere I hope you can see
June 8, 2019
*Article by BN Frank, ‘Tenants want physical keys and win settlement against landlords who only want to provide smart locks’, ActivistPost.com, June 4, 2019